Our prediction for this Europa League match:
Thanks to a 2-0 win at Trabzonspor, Krasnodar put an end to their seven-game winless run in the Europa League and kept their hopes of making it to the knockout stages of the competition alive. Since the Russian outfit regained a much-needed confidence, we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Turkish outfit in the Stadion FK Krasnodar clash.
The hosts aim to overtake Getafe in second position in the standings, and we are positive that they are going to give fans yet another reason for celebration on Thursday evening. Trabzonspor have been struggling to find their form in the 2019/2020 Europa League group stages and seeing that Krasnodar are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Swedish attacker Marcus Berg, who found the net in the 2-0 win over Trabzonspor, is likely to lead the line for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Marcus Berg):
Marcus Berg is a Swedish footballer who was born on 17 August, 1986. The 184-cm-tall attacker played for the likes of Torsby, Velen and Goteborg during his youth career and he continued playing for the Anglarna at senior level.
Marcus Berg joined Groningen in 2007 and two years later he moved to Bundesliga, signing a deal with Hamburger SV. After spending the 2010/2011 season on loan at PSV, the Swedish striker made 13 appearances more for Hamburg and on 8 July, 2013 he joined Panathinaikos. Berg signed a four-year deal with the Greek outfit and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the team on his debut against Panetolikos.
The Swedish striker scored 15 goals in the 2013/2014 Greek Superleague campaign with Panathinaikos. Berg has 19 appearances for Sweden U21 team and he made his 42nd for the first team at the 2016 European Championship finals in France. The Swedish forward is well known for his heading ability.
Highlighted Team (Trabzonspor):
Founded on August 2, 1967, Trabzonspor are a Turkish club that compete in the Super Lig. The Karadeniz Firtinasi welcome their rivals at Medical Park Stadyumu, the venue which can hold up to 38,477 people. Trabzonspor were the dominant force in the Turkish top flight from 1975 to 1984, with the team clinching six domestic titles during that period.
The Turkish outfit booked their place in European competitions for the first time in the 1976/77, while making it to the Champions League group stages in the 2011/2012 season. Trabzonspor are well known for their claret and blue kits. After their foundation in 1967 English club Aston Villa sent a set of kits to Trabzonspor, which is the main reason why the two clubs wear the same colours.
Daniel Sturridge is the team’s most notable player. The former Liverpool man, who won the Champions League title with the Premier League side, joined the club in the summer of 2019 as a free agent.